8/03/21 General meeting

Amended Minutes

  1. Call to Order – President Rodriguez called the meeting to order at 6:02pm
  2. Roll Call
    • Board members present: President Rodriguez, VP Patrick Sullivan, Secretary/Treasurer Kaitlin Hakanson, At-large Member Minea Kiss. Absent: none 
    • General members present: Vanessa Serrado (México Video), Maria Duran, Tabita Rodriguez, Efren Gutierrez, Taylor Hampton (IYS), John Bellon (City Parks), Glenn Gailis
    • Guests: Maria Calderas, Chris Springmann, Michael, Mary Hole (Klamath Works)
  3. Event Announcements 
    • Aug. 12 – Mary Hole from Klamath Works announced a family fun event at Stukel Park. There will be carnival games, food, and vaccines available. 4 – 7pm. Advertising the event with door hangers in Mills Addition. There will be multiple Spanish-speaking volunteers at the event.
    • Aug. 14 – Vanessa Serrado, the owner of México Video, is having a grand opening event for their restaurant from 4 – 9pm. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the Klamath-Lake Food Bank.
    • Aug. 27 – Nutrition Hub open house
  4. Old Business
    • Cost of replacement flags – for flags that are a sturdy material and the correct size, we are looking at about $50 – $150 each. Will continue to explore our options and price-points.
    • Upcoming Third Thursday – proceed – volunteers. All board members have committed to being at the August Third Thursday event. Planning to set up the corn hole game and raffle in addition to limeade.
    • Support of Moore Park Playground Fundraising Effort – President Rodriguez provided fundraising info to the group regarding the new playground planned for Moore Park. This sparked a lot of interest in helping out, and surfaced some of the ongoing challenges of having Mills Addition recognized as an important part of the City. More discussion at the City about East Main being recognized as “the other downtown”.
  5. New Business
    • donation offered of unpainted ceramic figurines – Brian, owner of Viowiess, purchased a ceramic kiln which came with several hundred ceramic figurines. Motion: to accept the donation of unpainted ceramic figurines from Brian. Unanimous approval. When we arrange to pick-up the items, MNA will provide a tax receipt. MNA will also publicize the donation and publicly recognize Brian as the donor. 
    • Annual business meeting in October – election of officers – There are multiple board positions that remain vacant. Anyone who is interested in taking on a board position is much appreciated and should let any of the board members know.
  1. Public Comment
    • General discussion about some of the challenges of keeping Mills Addition a safe and visually attractive place to live or operate a business. Discussion led to the need to be more clear about the mission statement of MNA – we are not a neighborhood watch group in the law enforcement sense. We want to improve the neighborhood from the ground up by helping businesses, residents, and property owners that are in Mills Addition.
    • The Nutrition Hub has been approved to set up a food pantry that will be stocked by the Klamath-Lake Food Bank.
    • More abandoned cars and cars parked on the street/on front lawns lately. Downtown parking enforcement will ticket abandoned cars if you let them know about it. There isn’t an enforcement officer for Mills – they will act on phone calls.
    • City Development Services – trees have been stressed by the heat and drought conditions. There are many trees throughout the City that are in bad shape. Report hazardous trees to the City.
    • The eviction moratorium, extended SNAP benefits, and other programs have recently ended. Also, wildfires have caused people to move around. If you see someone in need, Taylor and Kaitlin encourage you to direct them to a non-profit for help instead of going straight to law enforcement.
  2. Adjourn – Meeting adjourned by President Rodriguez at 7:05pm

8/17/21 approval date

7/20/21 Board meeting

Approved minutes

  1. Call to Order – President Rodriguez called the meeting to order at 6:04pm
  2. Roll Call
    • Board members present: President Rodriguez, Vice President Patrick Sullivan, Secretary/Treasurer Kaitlin Hakanson, At-large Member Minea Kiss. Absent: none
    • General members present: Tabita Rodriguez and Efren Gutierrez
    • Guests: Joel Sauter and Julie Preston-Sauter
  3. Introductions – Joel Sauter is the new Principal for Mills Elementary. Has been principal at Ponderosa. Looking forward to hosting events at the school that involve the Mills Addition community.
  4. Treasurer’s Report – $3,016.82 in accounts. Profit of $100+ from limeade sales at Third Thursday, minus ~$20 in expenses.
  5. Approval of Minutes – 
    • 6/15 board meeting – unanimous approval
    • 7/06 general meeting – amended and approved
  6. Old Business
    • Purchase of picket for Moore Park Playground – previous discussion of $100 donation. VP Sullivan proposed that we consider a $250 donation. Will do more research to see what $250 gets us in terms of a picket, other items, etc.
    • Update on Beautification Project – KCAR would like to get photos of people working on this project to let people know what they’re doing. If anyone has photos they can share, please let us know. Once the heat and smoke clear up, we will take photos of the project as it is completed.
  7. New Business
    • Report on Third Thursday – couldn’t do the raffle, but made over $100 in profit from limeade sales. Worth the effort and time, hope to have more help for the next Third Thursday in August.
  8. Public Comment
    • The American Red Cross is giving away free smoke detectors. Owner of Nibbley’s would like to see more portable heart defibrillators in restaurants – they save lives!
    • The Sauters discussed some of their ideas for events at Mills Elementary: spaghetti dinner (President Rodriguez recalls that Mills spaghetti is legendary), food trucks, car show, and other events that could take place on East Main St. Shout-out to Fred Bartels for his 7 years of service as the Principal at Mills Elementary.
  9. Adjourn – Meeting adjourned by President Rodriguez at 6:30pm

8/17/2021 approval date

Sept. 7, 2021 member meeting agenda

  • Call meeting to order
  • Roll call
  • Old business
    • MNA has purchased a picket in support of the Moore Park playground equipment
    • Report of earnings from Third Thursday limeade sales
    • The pottery donations has been acquired from Viowiess
  • New Business
    • Request change in Mills Neighborhood Association Bylaws as follows:
      • Article III: Meeting of Members
      • Section 1: Annual Meeting
      • “The statutory Annual Meeting shall be held on the second Tuesday of October”
      • Requested change: “The statutory Annual Meeting shall be held on the third Tuesday of October”
  • Public Comment
    • Adding donation page to millsaddition.org website
  • Adjourn

7/06/21 General meeting

Amended minutes

  1. Call to Order – President Rodriguez called the meeting to order at 6:04pm
  2. Roll Call
    • Board members present: President Rodriguez, Secretary/Treasurer Kaitlin Hakanson, At-large Member Minea Kiss, Absent: VP Patrick Sullivan (excused)
    • General members present: Taylor Hampton
  3. Old Business
    • Postponed MNA beautification project – too hot
    • Third Thursday – event time, including setup and takedown, is 5:30 – 9:30pm on July 15. Will have a corn hole game set up. Still need a hand-washing station, clorox wipes. Isabel and Kaitlin will each get a food handlers’ card. Gift certificates for raffle.
  4. New Business
    • none
  5. Public Comment
    • Taylor – IYS has applied for grants to support the Nutrition Hub and other projects. Habitat for Humanity is offering a grant that is related to Klamath Basin Youth Without Borders. They are seeking an hour-long activity for youth on Mondays. Cookbook project.
    • Mexico Video has a lovely new outdoor seating area.
    • Update on Gino’s zone change request – although the idea of a zone change did not throw anyone off, it was hard for attendees at the meeting to get a clear picture of what Gino’s plans to do. The City planning department recommended denial for the zone change request. They will vote at the next City Council meeting
    • Vioweiss has a project to create a 3D printed house. Was featured in the Herald & News. Recently opened an ice cream shop called “The Flavor Container”.
  6. Adjourn – Meeting adjourned by President Rodriguez at 6:43pm

6/15/21 Board meeting

Approved minutes

  1. Call to Order – President Rodriguez called the meeting to order at 6:05pm
  2. Roll Call
    • Board members present: President Rodriguez, VP Patrick Sullivan, Secretary/Treasurer Kaitlin Hakanson, Absent: At-large Member Minea Kiss (excused)
    • General members present: none
  3. Treasurer’s Report – $2,624.77 in accounts. Recent donation from KCAR for $500 (beautification project). Upcoming expenses: Third Thursday supplies
  4. Approval of Minutes:
    • 5/18 – unanimous approval
    • 6/01 – unanimous approval
  5. Old Business
    • Report on Beautification project – project is in progress. Working on recruiting more volunteers to help.
    • Payment of booth charge for 3rd Thursday – Kaitlin discussed the guidelines and online application for Third Thursday. She was concerned that we would need to purchase insurance to cover the event. Isabel is waiting to hear back from Darin R., with the Downtown Association, to see if we need to buy insurance.
      • Request purchase of 3 skip ball toys and prizes for Third Thursday – we will wait to hear what Darin says before making any other purchases for the event.
    • Purchase of picket to support Moore Park Playground fundraiser – the Board would like to purchase a $100 picket for the fundraiser. However, because there are no general members present at the meeting, the vote is tabled until the next meeting.
  6. New Business
    • June 28th – Gino’s Café & Sports Bar has approached the City of Klamath Falls about changing the zoning on their adjacent property. Isabel encourages everyone to attend the meeting to hear what the proposed changes are.
  7. Public Comment
    • In the discussion about the Gino’s zone change, it was brought up that the crosswalk that used to connect the two sides of East Main is no longer there. It has been noted at previous meetings that many youth take that way to get to Ponderosa Middle School. It would be nice to see that intersection improved and less of a hassle overall. It would be nice to be able to turn onto East Main St. from Main St. (heading West) as an example. Cars cut through the parking lot on the corner because of this intersection, causing a dangerous situation.
  8. Adjourn – Meeting adjourned by President Rodriguez at 6:38pm